Terry's Indian Blogs
Early in 2006 Anita Alberts got some contract work in Trivandrum teaching English as a foreign language. Terry decided to go with her for the experience and hoped to be able to help locals in some way with his mechanical expertise. He also decided to keep a blog of his experiences and these are published below
Now in India for the last 8 weeks and getting excited about coming back to Bolton .We recently revisited places in Kerala that were near enough for a short break. Anita's friend from her previous job came out to visit us and so we arranged a package including a train ride north, sailing on the Backwaters, a one night stopover on the boat and 3 nights in Cochin.
Visit to Tamil Nadu
It’s 50 years since the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu were formed from the south Indian state of Travencore. The state boundaries were determined by language, Keralans speak Malayalam whereas Tamil is spoken in Tamil Nadu, which to this day presents some interesting quirks. A temple and a palace complex in Tamil Nadu was for some time ‘owned’ and administered by its neighboring state, Kerala.